Muktijoddha Aminul said that while visiting US
Staff Reporter: Bir Muktijoddha Aminul Islam, a prominent real estate businessman and senior vice-president of the Central Awami Muktijoddha League, came to the United States on a private visit in the first week of August 2017. He visited his son’s home in the state of Arizona and came to New York for only two days. On 11 August 2017, the leaders of the local Parbatipur Samity gave him an immediate reception.
He said at the meeting that the decision to withdraw VAT from the Finance Minister’s proposed budget was a landmark step by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. If the VAT imposed by the Finance Minister on the traders was not amended by the Prime Minister, the traders would have suffered immensely. If VAT was not withdrawn, besides criticizing the budget, the BNP-Jamaat clique would get a chance to agitate over it.
Aminul Islam Sarkar, a prominent real estate businessman and senior vice-president of the Central Awami Muktijoddhi League, said this at a reception organized by Parbatipur Samity at a restaurant in Jackson Heights, New York on the evening of August 11, 2017.
Aminul Islam, proprietor of Mutual Property Limited, said Bangladesh is moving fast with the overall development of Bangladesh under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. If this continuity of development continues, it can be said with certainty that Awami League will win the next election as well.
Aminul Islam also said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested postponing the new VAT law for the next two years in the budget 2017-18. VAT will be collected under the 1991 law two years ago. In the face of objections, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed hope to the country’s business community, saying, “Since the new VAT law has been discussed, the business community is not responding to the law, so I think the law will remain the same for the next two years.” Traders think it is a landmark decision. If the VAT imposed on traders was imposed in the budget proposed by the finance minister, it would have been difficult to do business in the country. So on behalf of the businessmen, he thanked the Prime Minister.
He died of gallstones in Dhaka’s Square Hospital around 1.30pm on Saturday (April 24) after receiving negative results after undergoing corona treatment.
The late Aminul Islam Sarkar is the younger brother of former chairman of Parbatipur Municipal Chairman Abdul Wahab Sarkar and uncle of Amjad Hossain, joint general secretary of Parbatipur Upazila Awami League and president of Youngster Club. They prayed for peace of soul of the late heroic freedom fighter Aminul Islam Sarkar from all over the country and abroad.